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Danger level 9
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes

SpyAxe

Users are warned against the Trojan horse infection SpyAxe, which displays tow icons in the system tray. The icons displayed in the system tray actually warn the user about supposed malware and spyware infections being present on the compromised PC. It will then magnanimously advise the user to download and install an antispyware application. The antispyware application referred by SpyAxe is actually the infamous SpyAxe 3.0 rogue antispyware application.

When the user clicks on SpyAxe’s system tray notification, the Trojan will open SpyAxe 3.0’s official website, which also hosts a payment portal. Many users try and find information about this Trojan, and use various names to research it including spyax and spy ax. If you want to attempt to manually remove SpyAxe, you will need to kill spyaxe.exe, its main process.

All of these names are indications of a SpyAxe infection. The SpyAxe threat will try to mutate and will oftentimes try and use different file names in an effort to confuse users and trick genuine antispyware tools. There is no middle ground here, if your PC is infected with SpyAxe, your system stability, security and privacy is compromised. In order to restore security to your system and to take back control of your PC you will need to permanently destroy SpyAxe. Do this by investing in a program which will remove SpyAxe for good.

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How to manually remove SpyAxe

Files associated with SpyAxe infection:

VirusHeat 4.3.exe
SpyAxe.exe
VirusLocker.exe
MalwareCore 7.4.exe
VirusProtect 4.0.exe
VirusProtect 3.9.exe
Security Toolbar.dll
VirusLocker.exe
spyaxe.exe
VirusProtect 3.9.exe
SpyBurner.exe
VirusProtect 4.0.exe
MalwareCore 7.4.exe

SpyAxe DLL's to remove:

Security Toolbar.dll

SpyAxe processes to kill:

MalwareCore 7.4.exe
VirusLocker.exe
SpyAxe.exe
VirusLocker.exe
MalwareCore 7.4.exe
VirusProtect 4.0.exe
VirusProtect 3.9.exe
spyaxe.exe
VirusProtect 4.0.exe
VirusProtect 3.9.exe
spyaxe.exe
SpyBurner.exe
VirusHeat 4.3.exe

Remove SpyAxe registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{736b5468-bdad-41be-92d0-22ae2ddf7bcb}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN VirusLocker
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN MalwareCore 7.4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN VirusProtect 4.0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN VirusProtect 3.9
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar{736b5468-bdad-41be-92d0-22ae2ddf7bcb}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUNSpyAxe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\SpyAxe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ VirusProtect 3.9
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ VirusProtect 4.0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ MalwareCore 7.4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ VirusLocker
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